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    Gorgonzola Pear Salad With Merlot Shallot Dressing

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    40 mins

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    FolkDiva's Note:

    An elegant summer salad...found at The Fresh Market and tweaked slightly! Not sure why it was dubbed "Merlot" Shallot Dressing, as the original recipe calls for Rose. I used a Pinot Noir and enjoyed the results, so I think any lighter red will work well.

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    Ingredients:

    Serves: 4

    Yield:

    salads

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    MERLOT SHALLOT DRESSING

    SALAD

    • 5 ounces mixed baby greens
    • 1/2 cup gorgonzola, crumbled
    • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
    • 3 slices smoked bacon, cooked and crumbled (omit for vegetarian version)
    • 1 pear, cored, and chopped (can peel if desired)

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Combine shallots and wine in a medium sauce pan over high heat. Bring liquid to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 20 to 30 minutes.
    2. 2
      Let mixture cool completely. Add vinegar, sugar, garlic and mustard. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate dressing until ready to serve.
    3. 3
      In a large bowl, mix baby lettuce, cheese, walnuts and bacon. Add pears and toss with Merlot Shallot Dressing just before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 10, 2011

      55

      Wonderful salad! I'd serve this as a light lunch, with great Continental-style bread and a glass of chilled white wine. I made it as given, except I used less than 2 cups of red wine. I did use a merlot because it was available! Usually a cook is a little lazy to boil down a sauce, but this one is really worth it! I suggest tasting the sauce: I do think it needs more brown sugar than the recipe says: I had to add sugar, because the sauce was a bit acidic. I roasted/toasted the walnuts in the same pan in which I fried the bacon. All in all, this is a great salad, and more worthy of being served as a light meal, rather than as a side salad. Thanks, FolkDiva, a great recipe!

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    Nutritional Facts for Gorgonzola Pear Salad With Merlot Shallot Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (279 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 701.3
     
    Calories from Fat 518
    73%
    Total Fat 57.5 g
    88%
    Saturated Fat 10.4 g
    52%
    Cholesterol 19.2 mg
    6%
    Sodium 411.6 mg
    17%
    Total Carbohydrate 19.0 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 2.8 g
    11%
    Sugars 10.2 g
    40%
    Protein 8.6 g
    17%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    mixed baby greens

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